Keith  Carr

Keith A. Carr

1958 - 2019

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Keith A. Carr

Sparrowbush, NY


Keith A. Carr of Port Jervis, NY, died Monday, May 27, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was 60.

He was born September 7, 1958 in Middletown, NY the son of the late Donald R. and the late Charlotte F. Anderson Carr.

A family statement read: “Papa Dukes / AKA Petey” among the many other nicknames he earned was an avid outdoorsman. Most of all his affinity for fishing. Be it a stream, creek, lake, river, or the ocean, if he could drop a hook he was in his glory. Serving his country proudly for 8 years in the US Army earning the rank of SP5 in Co. A 1/73rd Armor at Ft. Irwin, CA. He also spent 3 of those years in Germany and loved sharing his stories of the time spent across the pond. The love he had for his children and grandchildren was shown by the unconditional love he gave them. He would always let them know how proud he was of their accomplishments. A jack of all trades with a love of tinkering he always had his hands in something whether it be gardening, yardwork, or fixing something that was broken. Never sitting idle and always with his pups Candy & Hector at his side. Number one in his life by far was his best friend and partner in crime, his wife Elaine. Always making sure above all, she knew she was loved. There will only ever be one “Papa Dukes” and he will live on through us all and generations to follow.”


Surviving are:

His loving wife of 21 years Elaine Carr of Sparrowbush, NY

6 Children:       Herbert Bedford Jr. and his wife Kathleen    

                        Richard Bedford and his wife Jessica           

                        Cheryl Bedford                       

                        Amanda Carr                         

                        Jennifer Carr                          

                        Sarah Cain                             

6 Siblings:        Shirley Morse and her husband Philip           

                        Edwin Dolby                           

                        Donald R Carr Jr. and his wife Laurie

                        John W Carr and his wife Cindy        

                        Douglas W Carr and his wife Debbie

                        Denise Grasso and her husband Salvatore

13 Grandchildren & 1 Great Grandchild

Also, several nieces, nephews and cousins

He was predeceased by his sisters, Roberta and Donna     


Memorial services will be held at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery, 111 Craigville Rd., Goshen, NY 10924 on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 1:15pm with Pastor Amy Garrett officiating.


 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 758517, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to a veteran charity of the donors’ choice.


Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit



Memorial Service

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday, May 31, 2019
Graveside funeral service at Orange County Veterans' Cemetery
111 Craigville Road
Goshen, New York, United States